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Windows Subsystem for Linux no longer in preview!

Accepted submission by DannyB at 2022-11-23 17:51:40 from the how-did-we-live-without-it dept.
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The Windows Subsystem for Linux in the Microsoft Store is now generally available on Windows 10 and 11 [microsoft.com]

Let the fantastical news be proclaimed that will cause cheers of joy to be heard across soylent land!

Today the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in the Microsoft Store is dropping its “Preview” label and becomes generally available with our latest release! [github.com] We are also making the Store version of WSL the default for new users who run wsl --install and easily upgradeable by running wsl --update for existing users. Using the Store version of WSL allows you to get updates to WSL much faster [microsoft.com] compared to when it was a Windows component.

In response to the WSL community’s requests, WSL in the Store will now also be available on Windows 10 in addition to Windows 11. So, Windows 10 users will also be able to enjoy all of the latest features for WSL including systemd and Linux GUI app support!

I notice there is not a wsl -remove option. I don't know what I would have done if they didn't include systemd support.


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